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Above: Tight Racing in the 2013-14 State Championships which were hosted by the Leven Yacht Club, Photo Phil Good.

Following a number of years rebuilding the fleet after the 2009 Hobart Worlds, the Tasmanian fleet is finally showing significant signs of recovery. 13 Boats are expected to line up at this weekend's State Championships which are to be held at the Kingston Beach Sailing Club in the states South.

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Adrian and John beswick hooked up on the leward mark in light conditions with a strong tide on day 1 of the Tamar Marine BlockBuster

The 2015 Tamar Marine Blockbuster has been run and won, another fantastic weekend sailing at Port Dalrymple Yacht Club, Robbie Hunt and his Rockstar crew, Ben Price sailed their boat, The Hitcher to victory after going into the second day with 4 bullets which allowed them to hold off an onslaught from Nick Richardson and the father son Beswick combination.

Day 1 of the Australian B14 National Championships got underway with the Briefing at noon today. The Fleet were semi ready for racing as the first of two fronts approached Port Phillip Bay.

10 boats turned out for the Phaedrus Estate, Victorian State Title at McCrae on the weekend.

Race 1 was sailed in a dying northerly leaving a lumpy sea and about 10knots of wind. The first start was hotly contested with all boats pushing hard for a clean start which resulted in a general recall. The next start under a black flag got away cleanly for all but Ron and Alex sailing Last Gasp AUS379. The race was tightly contested all the way around with Brent and Leigh sailing Switch AUS375 claiming first just ahead of Bangers and Lachy, Bonus AUS793 and Stuart and Ben, AUS781 in third.

Race 2 with the wind dying further and the tide starting to have an effect,favoured the left hand side of the course. Once again Brent and Leigh had a great start and lead from start to finish with Bangers and Lachie second. Third was the two World Champion crew's sailing together (is this a sign of things to come?) Nick and Gracey in Siren AUS378.